Since the beginning of the written word, individuals have been struggling with the dual problems of organizing and retrieving information. Librarians led the way as some of the first knowledge managers. Their role continues to expand and change as technology provides the world with new ways to record and exchange information. The barrage of information from all directions makes it a challenge for everybody to assimilate and effectively manage their lives. Luckily, there are many new online tools to help with that process. Librarians at the Georgia Institute of Technology use notebook programs as one key tool to help them with personal knowledge management on the job and at home. Librarians responded to the Web 2.0 concept by developing a companion concept. Aptly named Library 2.0, it placed renewed emphasis on the traditional library focus of serving users by introducing increased participation by the user in the development of library features more suited to their needs.
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